Guest post by John C. Robak President & Chief Operating Officer, Greeley and Hansen
ED Note: Greeley and Hansen is a global leader in developing innovative engineering, architecture, and management solutions for a wide array of complex water, wastewater, and water-related infrastructure challenges. The firm has built upon 100 years of proven civil and environmental engineering experience in all phases of project development and implementation to become a premier provider of comprehensive services in the water and wastewater sectors.
Greeley and Hansen is excited to participate in the upcoming Department of Commerce Trade Mission with Secretary Pritzker and other business delegates to the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Qatar. As the individual who directs the international business operations for Greeley and Hansen, I believe the projected growth in these countries is phenomenal, and can provide significant business opportunities for Greeley and Hansen’s water and wastewater engineering, architectural, and management consulting services. We have set forth an aggressive plan for international growth, and this important trade mission will allow us to further assess the long-range needs of these countries for water and wastewater infrastructure and to better identify potential long-term project opportunities for our firm.
Traveling with Secretary Pritzker will provide unprecedented access to high-level decision makers in each of these countries. Having had the opportunity to be a delegate on previous infrastructure trade missions with the U.S. Commerce Department, I know first-hand that Greeley and Hansen will gain valuable information and insight into the market for water and wastewater services, but more importantly, we will also be able to establish valuable contacts that can help us launch the expansion of our operations in these potential high-growth markets for our firm. Participating in these past trade missions has led to real business opportunities for us in other emerging markets across the globe that are also interested in gaining access to U.S. technology and intellectual capital to help build sustainable infrastructure that will support continued growth and expansion.
Based on my experience with previous trade missions, I believe that the Department of Commerce does an outstanding job of organizing and facilitating meaningful connections between U.S. businesses and their potential clients in identified global growth markets. Our expectation is that this mission to the Gulf Region will be equally beneficial for Greeley and Hansen and all of the businesses that will be part of this delegation. This is truly an opportunity for U.S. businesses in the infrastructure sector to establish or grow their operations in this important region of the world.